Argentine union steps up pressure on president

Strike call made as salary negotiations between governments and teachers' unions delay start of school for children.

Counting the Cost

Venezuela: The world's worst-performing economy

We look at hyperinflation, food shortages and negative growth and ask whether anything can be done to save the economy.


Italian town offers homes for a dollar

New homeowners in Sicilian town required to invest more money on restoration and hire locals to do the work.